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first lady michelle obama and all the speeches we've enjoyed tonight. we have elizabeth warren who will be a huge draw for the progressives. news out today that she has raised $1 million from one group alone, the progressive change committee, and then bill clinton, the big speaker tonight. the buzz building he's coming. he's coming. what do we expect from the former president? >> al gore: first of all we've already had a barn burner as we prepared to go on the air watching the feed from charlotte. congressman emmanuel cleaver got the crowd on its feet. it was a terrific speech. i happen to know from personal experience what a tremendous speaker and motivator he is. he'll make the case to america this evening for the re-election of barack obama and he will do it extremely well. i would bet money on it. we're not making any $10,000 bets on this show, not romney-sized bets, but i feel confident about that one. >> jennifer: because of your experience with him. what is the speech writing process for someone like bill clinton. a lot of people have said today oh, we hope he doesn't pull a
tonight. i've got to you if tonight is essentially afterglow from michelle obama's speech or is there a separate second night agenda for the democrats here leading up to the bill clinton speech? >> rachel, it looked for awhile there there were two versions of the democratic party. there was the clinton version and the barack obama version. that was a wrong perception a lot of us had. there are, in fact, two complimentary parts to the democratic party. the clinton part and the obama part. when they are together, it is a robust political party. when they are separated by division or bad feeling, they are not a strong political party. the clinton case has to come back for obama to win. it looks like it's coming back starting tonight. >> chris, are there any substantive differences between those two parts of the party you're talking about? any differences between clinton and obama that either need to be resolved or glossed over in order to make this sort of remarriage tonight work for the president? >> i don't know if it comes down to policy, but it certainly comes down to pol
fighters. weather moved tonight indoors. but after a first night owned by michelle obama, after a second night owned by president clinton, expectations for the finale are sky high. msnbc's primetime coverage of the democratic national convention's final night begins right now. >>> thank you for joining us. i'm rachel maddow here at msnbc headquarters in new york. i'm joined by ed shultz, melissa harris-perry, chris hayes, and the senior strategist steve schmidt. lawrence o'donnell and al sharpton will be joining us in a moment. leading us from the site of the convention is our colleague and friend chris matthews. you said on opening night this week that democrats were having more fun than republicans. but that didn't necessarily mean that they were winning. the democrats have been ecstatic at previous conventions where they had gone on to lose. so how do you rate the democrats' happiness and their prospects? >> wow. you're hitting me with the toughest questions. there's two months left with a lot of economic news to come. we've got the unemployment rate coming out tomorrow morning. two m
. and first lady michelle obama will speak as well. all of that begins on tuesday, three nights, the third night being in that bank of america stadium in charlotte. so we'll have it all live for you here on c-span. marshall, texas now, kevin, republican, good morning to you. >> caller: good morning. i think it's important to remember that in 2006, democrats took control of congress. so we have split power at that time. george bush did what george bush does. he reaches across the aisle. he had the prescription drug program. they raised cap standards, they raised minimum wage. george left, you know. and what did he get for it? and everyone -- once the liberal programs fail, everyone wants to blame the conservative in charge for it. and once obama flipped over, he went united congress and president, all democrat. they went way, way far left. i think people rose up in 2010 and said, no! no, we're not going to go that way. and, yet, what we heard from the left is they're racist. that's why -- that's why they're racist. that's wrong. >> host: thanks for calling. we'll hear from the president and
for barack obama. some of the rather key ones is because he chose michelle as his wife. >> that was very sensible i think, yes. no, i think that she is a perfect partner for him. she is very strong. she's sort of balances, healthy, and practical firmness with gentleness and nurturing and she's a terrific mother and that is enormously important. >> you know barack better than most people. what will he be feeling? a lot of pressure? does he get nervous? >> i don't think he's nervous. i think he's very prepared. i think the speech is going to be great. and i think, you know, he's probably stretching his long limbs and excited to address the crowd. >> better than bill clinton's? that's the key question. >> i think he'll be different. everyone serves their purpose. michelle was about storytelling. about helping us to kind of frame the campaign issues and deeply, you know, loving intimate ways and bill clinton was about gaining perspective. on the last four years. and i think my brother is going to be about looking ahead. >> i think the crowd rather liked what you've just been saying. it's all
. the bottom line what i see is bill clinton gave a great speech. michelle obama gave a very personal and good speech for her husband. president obama is will give a wonderful speech tonight he is very good. and at the end of the day this is what happen what matters. monday we have the announcement that gas prices doubled and we have the highest labor in the country. and we have the highest deficit. when the speeches are done tonight tomorrow we will get the jobs report and it will show 43 months in a row over 8% unemployment. 23 million americans are out of work. at the end of the day, the speakers are nice and this is a serious election in serious times. and it comes down to whether or not president obama's policies have worked and when you look at the numbers by any real measure you have to say they have not worked. >> so the campaign seemed to be painting two different visions of america. based on perhaps similar experiences that people have undergone over the last couple of years. the romney campaign says perhaps are you not better off than you were four years ago and the obama campaign i
from former president jimmy carter, first lady michelle obama here this afternoon during "studio b" checking out the stage. former president bill clinton set to peek wednesday night and then thursday, the whole thing moves to bank of america stadium for president obama's acceptance speech. ed state yum does not have a dome. pretty good chance of thunderstorms. mike emanuel is here in charlotte. pretty good reason to worry about the weather based on the deluge we had this afternoon. >> that's right, shep. we have had really big thunderstorms in recent days, including a doosie today at an outdoor festival for delegates and for the public. weather clearly was a factor. in fact, north carolina's own james taylor, the headliner at an event this afternoon was playing and trying to get through the driving rain, did his very best to try to power through and instruments. in driving rain with thunder and lightning the plug was eventually pulled on his show. obviously it would be a much bigger deal if such a weather factor happened during the president's speech, shep. >> shepard: sure it woul
, you're going to hear from first lady michelle obama on tuesday night, as is the mayor of san antonio, julian castro. he gives the keynote address. you'll learn a lot more about him between now and then. on wednesday of course, former president bill clinton in an awaited speech, and then on thursday we move to the football stadium a few blocks away where vice president biden and the president himself will be giving their renomination addresses. randi? >> paul steinhauser, thank you very much. and remember, mitt romney is scheduled to speak at a campaign rally in cincinnati, as we told you, later this hour. we will bring it to you live when it happens, dip in for a bit and let you listen in. >>> three soldiers are accused of plotting to kill president obama. [ bleep ] >> we'll tell you why chaos erupted in the courtroom in the middle of their trial. >>> then, we take you to ohio. it could be the most important battleground state of the election, and we're talking to the former governor, who is now campaigning for obama. >> are you fired up? >>> welcome back. mitt romney is there today,
're just one day from the democratic national convention, a critical moment in the obama campaign to make his case that things are better in this country. it's a big week. tomorrow night first ladies michelle obama speaks and a rising star san antonio mayor julian castro gives the keynote speech. on wednesday, two warriors for the middle class. elizabeth warren and former president bill clinton. and thursday the main event, speeches from vice president biden and president obama. today at labor day rallies, they pounded a message defending the middle class. how did governor romney spend his labor day? 64 days until election day? he celebrated on his boat. just taking it out to run a few errands. normal stuff. she's a yar vessel. he's in vermont home of pretty barns like this one. and bed and breakfast places like this one. maybe he's a little sore from getting no bounce in the polls from his convention. ouch. but down in charlotte, this week will be all about answering a key question. are people better off than they were four years ago? vice president biden has no doubt. >> folks, let me m
're going to have bill clinton, you're going to have michelle obama, and you're going to have the president talking about these issues. i think they can energize people and get a big bounce out of this convention that basically the republicans didn't get because they had basically a completely dishonest convention. they didn't talk about facts. they had nothing but platitudes. they talked about the forefathers, their aunts, their uncles, their moms, their dads, but they didn't talk about tash cut for the rich. they didn't talk about eliminating capital gains. they didn't talk about sending vouchers out instead of medicare. they didn't talk about what they stand for. and the good thing about president obama, he's not afraid to say what he believes in. when he goes on the trail, he says we're going to increase taxes on the very rich. and you know what? that's what it's all about. >> mr. cohen, can this country trust mitt romney. can wage earners trust mitt romney from what you heard last week? >> not at all. mitt romney brought us a new verb in the english language. bained. workers know they'
to the president. today first lady michelle obama visited a gathering of latino delegates and elected officials. >> all of our ciz deserve opportunity, whether it's passing health reform so families don't go broke because someone gets sick. whether it's helping folks stay in their homes or fighting for e dream act so that all the our children have opportunities worthy of their dreams and their promise. >> suarez: president has won praise from latino officials in removing the threat of deportation for undocumented immigrants who were brought to the country illegally as children-- the so-called dreamers. undocumented young adults carried banners saying, no papers, no fear in sunday's big demonstration at the democratic convention. >> which side of history it's going to be on with this issue. >> we want to know what side of history the president is going to be, if he will be helping the small communities and migrant communities. >> the national head of college democrats is a mexican american from texas. alejandra salinas says, sure, the dreamers can't vote, but their cause does drive support from
night i want a man who had the good sense to marry michelle obama. [ applause ] i want barack obama to be the next president of the united states. and i proudly nominate him to be the standard bearer of the democratic party. [ cheering and applause ] now folks, in tampa a few days ago we heard a lot of talk about how the president, the democrats don't really believe in free enterprise, how we want everybody to be dependent on the government. how bad we are for the economy, this republican narrative, alternative universe says that everyone of us in this room who amounts to anything we're all completely self centered. one of the greatest chairman the democratic party ever had, bob strauss, used to say that every politician wants every vote tore believe he was born in a log cabin he built himself. but strauss admitted, it ain't so. we democrats, we think the country works better with a strong middle class, with real opportunities for poor folks to work their way in to it with relentless focus on the future with business and government actually working together to promote growth. and br
. -- hardships and will fight for them. leaders like president and michelle obama, and vice president and dr. baden, the strongest family -- advocates are military families could ever have. the democratic women of the house will honor the service and sacrifice of our troops to move america forward. aloha. [cheers and applause] >> i am running for congress in the great state of ohio to move america forward. moving america forward means higher education that is affordable and prepares our young people to lead in the 21st century a economy. moving america forward means affordable health care and equal pay for equal work. [applause] to unleash the power of moms and be economy, -- in a the economy, this means affordable, quality child care. we will move america forward on behalf of view, your families and community, your aspirations. your hopes for your children. that is because america's success is dependent on the success of women, women in education, women in business, women in the military and public service. women will lead us to victory for a strong, democratic majority in congress. [applau
have a funny question for you after listening to nancy pelosi speak now and thinking back on michelle obama last night talking about being the mom and she nancy pelosi introduced herself as a mother and a grandmother. and we saw her daughter and granddaughter in the crowd. is it possibly a strong, efficient, accomplished political woman anymore without saying you are a mom first? >> i am not a mom. i guess it is -- absolutely. but i have to laugh about all the times where nancy pelosi has described her leadership in terms of motherhood and in terms of being a woman. and i think it does make her a powerful leader. and i think my life experiences that i bring to the job everyday also make me a strong leader. >> and can i follow-up. michelle obama could have told an alternative story that she went to princeton, she went to harvard law and became a successful lawyer. she went to the chicago hospital system making $300,000 a year. top 1%. it was a successful career story. and she probably had doubts about leaving that behind. why is that not possible to tell that story? >> well, it is poss
michelle obama. [applause] i want barack obama to be the next president of the united states, and i probably nominate him to be the standard bearer of the democratic party -- proudly nominate him to be the standard bearer of the democratic party. in tampa a few days ago we heard a lot of talk about how the president and the democrats do not believe in free enterprise and individual initiative, how we want everyone to bea dependet now on the government, how bad we are on the economy. this alternative universe says that everyone of us in this room who amounts to anything, we are all completely self made. one of the greatest german the democratic party ever had, bob strauss and -- which is rated one of the greatest democrat, bob strauss says every american wants you to believe he was born in a log cabin he built himself, but he admitted it ain't so. we democrats think the country works better with real opportunities. with business and government working together to promote growth and proudly share prosperity. we believe we are all in this together is a far better philosophy than we are
campaign now on the economy. he heads to ohio today. >>> one day after mitt romney and first lady michelle obama stumped through the old dominion, it's paul ryan's turn. it is the second appearance in the commonwealth in the month since being named as romney's running mate, which also happened in virginia. >>> the federal government should be able to get by money- wise the next six months. last night they approved temporary funding legislation. it will go to the senate next week, which should clear it on to the president's desk. this is likely to be the last big action in congress before the election. >>> new this morning, police in prince george's county launch a new public effort to find a killer. today investigators will pass out flyers at shopping centers and talk with community members about the murder of 17-year-old honor student amber stanley. she was shot and killed during a home invasion last month. police have no suspect nor motive in the high school student's murder. >>> also today, students and faculty at central high school will host a memorial for marquel ross, a teenager sho
. incidentally, wednesday is president and michelle obama's 20th wedding anniversary. republican presidential nominee mitt romney is spending this weekend preparing for that debate. and you can watch it all live on ktvu channel 2 wednesday night. the debate begins at 6:00. >>> if the top of the ticket is not campaigning today, the running mates are taking center stage. vice president joe biden will rally in florida around 9 this morning and we just showed paul ryan speaking at a school in new hampshire. >> if you do not realize that most of our jobs in this economy come from small businesses. we need to champion small businesses. we need to make sure >> despite the small size, new hampshire is a key battle ground state. ryan was just there last week. >>> the latest polls show the president ahead of romney in nine battle ground states. the biggest leads are in new hampshire, iowa and the smaller in north carolina. the average percentage of polls is 49.5% for president obama, 44% for romney. >> there are more accusations of voter fraud in florida. the state says suspicious voter registration fo
are just a few days away from official proceedings beginning on tuesday, september 4, with michelle obama, the first lady of the united states. september 5, we have bill clinton and others. our great keynote speaker, the mayor of san antonio, and others will be taking to the stage. they will talk about the president's vision for the next four years. the screens behind me will allow them to deliver that message in a visually engaging way, both to the people in the arena and the millions watching at home or on line. today is really exciting for me. i started working on convention planning almost three years ago. i moved here, as i said, last june, to oversee this process. it is hard for me to thank so many people who have worked tirelessly on this. i would like to thank, first and foremost, our staff, and our partners at the host committee here in charlotte, for all their incredibly hard work to make to the possible. it really has been an amazing ride. i thank our construction management and his partners, and so many others, event sphere, neighboring concepts, and other great partners. i al
. i think the president and his family have already -- there they go. president obama and michelle obama boarding the plane taking off for portsmouth, new hampshire where of course president obama will hit the campaign trail. that is where dan lothian is already waiting for the president to arrive. so i'm sure the white house has already put out a statement on this jobs report. what's it saying? >> this is not the kind of numbers that would really put wind in the sails of the president as he bounces out of the democratic national convention. i've heard from two officials who tell me the president will in fact address the jobs numbers during his first stop here post the dnc convention here in new hampshire. so he will be addressing those job numbers. we'll be listening for what he has to say. we heard from the president's economic adviser who said in a statement in part, quote, while there is more work, there remains to be done, today's employment report provides further evidence that the u.s. economy is continuing to recover from the worst downturn since the great depression going
had a great speech and the night before, michelle obama. if you were listening what i call a fact challenged listener, switching between honey boo-boo and barack obama gee, that was a great speech. it was like a helium balloon. it was filled with a lot of lighter than reality air that made you float but there wasn't anything in the balloon. he was giving a whole litany of things he was going to do, if you couldn't do it now, why couldn't you do it on last four years. it was empty. people on the left were critiquing it that way. heather: not a lot of facts to back up a lot of language to talk about moving forward. >> to reach out and say i will create a million manufacturing jobs? really? go ahead. pull a rabbit out of your head. make mosquitoes where they don't bite. make it where a woman with a size 11-foot gets to wear a size five shoe. let's go ahead and do all the great things. but that is the problem with the speech last night. he didn't say, here's where we are, here's how we got there but here's how we're going to fix it and by the way i didn't do this way before because i
lady michelle obama. wednesday, elizabeth warren and former president bill clinton. thursday, the vice president in joe biden and president barack obama. >> we offer our people a new choice based on old values. we offer opportunity. we demand responsibility. we will build an american community again. the choice we offer is not conservative or liberal. in many ways it is not republican or democratic. it is different. it is new. it will work. >> connect with other c-span viewers with twitter and google. >> a lot of the shows i like watching an are anything that is happening now. i'm looking for things that are the supreme court rulings, the fallout from that, anything that is raw and unfiltered. lot to worry about talking heads. >> c-span, created by america's cable companies in 1979, brought to you as a public service by your television provider. >> the los angeles mayor produce the commission that begins tuesday in charlotte, north carolina and talks about the campaign issues. "newsmakers" at 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. eastern here on c- span. >> president obama was in iowa for a couple
-election. michelle obama did as bill clinton and former michigan governor, jennifer granholm. this president is using socialist euphemisms, fair share, fair shot, dividing america, not using hope and change rhetoric he was so powerful for using four years before and able to get elected by such a wide march begin then. this is frustrating true believers the dowds of the left really are. whatever they may have felt four years ago they have been backing this president up every turn. >> she was never a true wleefr. martha: let me interject here. in the ericson piece written by one of his reporters at red state he talks about whether or not the president is relevant. goes to issues showing up in this maureen dowd piece which is whether or not he was one making the change that he was seeking. and when you look at bob woodward's book it gives a couple of examples that time nancy pelosi was talking to him about the budget. according to woodward's reporting she put the president on mute so that the people in the room could continue their conversation while he was espousing something. she says that is not true
speech -- his speech, the keynote address, julianne cass ro and first lady michelle obama will be speaking on tuesday, wednesday, elizabeth warren, giving the nominating speech for the president. one of the keynotes is former president bill clinton and the roll call of states and vote on presidential nominations will happen on wednesday, then on thursday, senator john kerry of massachusetts, vice president obama, and barack obama will be accepting the nomination for president on thursday night, again, all live, gavel to gavel coverage on c-span. >>> next call comes from oklahoma city, oklahoma. tanya, you say yes you will be supporting the president still. why? caller: yes. i will be supporting the president, sir. because during the economic crisis, where so many jobs were lost, people not only lost their jobs, their income , they lost their health care, and when you lose your health care, if you become sick, it's hard to find health care with preexisting conditions it's hard for you to afford health care. if you want to get that cobra plan, it's exorbitant, it's high, and
6. thank you. [applause] >> please welcome the >> that is barack " obama and michelle obama's story. my father was a construction worker. he built our highways. my mother arrived in this country as a newlywed with no money, and no family. together, they realized the dream of sending their four children to college. the american dream. in any language, that is what this election is about. we need president obama for four more years to keep that dream alive. when president obama was elected, the american dream was on life-support. the middle class was being hauled out. we cannot afford to go back to the failed policies of the past. maybe governor romney has forgotten how he got into the mess that president obama faced. we have not. two wars, tax breaks for the wealthiest, the wall street bailout, katrina. nearly 9 million americans lost their jobs because of the great recession. our teachers, firefighters, and police officers were laid off, and our small businesses could not get the bail out banks to offer them any credit. how many construction workers like my father do you think the d
a specific thing they wanted to do. michelle obama did the character. bill clinton did the unprecedented economic argument. and then president obama did the, you know, hey, the -- made the case for looking forward. each night seemed to have a theme that fit together. look at tampa. you did not have the same thing. it was all about trying to fix the likability ratings, but not a lot of memorable specific details for instance on what a mitt romney presidency would look like. >> yeah. and democrats have been chiding the republicans for not putting more meat on the bones on their ideas. on the other hand, the president's advisers promised there would be specifics in the speech. did you hear any new policy or substance? >> i heard nothing new. more of a -- you know, look, the incumbent trying to make the don't change horses in midstream and making the case that the same ideas he's been advocating that haven't been passed. he will now push to try to them be passed. you didn't hear, you know what, this is going to be how we'll deal with the debt and deficit or entitlement reform or how we'll de
to go. >> that matches, when i interviewed michelle obama on the campaign trail, they really don't want this to change them. they really don't want to change as people, as individuals. >> too bad. >> it's impossible. >> it is completely impossible, isn't it, jon meacham, especially these days? >> oh, yeah. but the drama of almost every president in recent times has been that they feel that to whom much is given, much is expected so that he'll find a way to serve in some broadway. i would strongly -- i would suspect that obama would look very hard at the clinton global initiative and what president carter's done. >> the idea is that he's going to go do nothing, his interactions with the world are going to return to more normal -- people are just going to treat him like another guy kind of thing. >> well, someone bear hugged him. there you go. the piece is in the new issue of "vanity fair." michael lewis. thank you very much. >> great piece in "vanity fair." make sure you go out and get it. >>> still ahead, new video from vie row where fresh clashes are erupting between police and protest
. >> reporter: handwritten card, congratulations on the wedding. michelle and i wish you a great life together. barack obama. >> i think i was in shock for a while. >> reporter: a surprise of presidential proportions seven days before her wedding. you can enrage her and her groom. >> i was ready to be, for sure but things played out perfectly. we couldn't have asked for a better ending. >> reporter: their ceremony in their barn and a night cap. >> i used the cup the first night to make a mint julep. just because that's what it's for. >> reporter: it's what you do when you get a silver setting for a wedding. >> from the president. >> there you go. it all worked out. who knew. coming up after your local news on cbs "this morning" more on the fbi agents in libya, john miller details what they are planning to find out in the aftermath of last week's consulate attack plus a look at the replacement referees in the nfl. will their performance hurt football in the end. live interview with oprah winfrey. that and more a little later on cbs "this morning." for now that will do it for the morning news on
to rise to as much as 40%. today, when michelle obama goes out to university of northern iowa, she will be giving a speech, not just a speech, she will be asking supporters there to cast their votes nearly on the spot. there's a polling place a few steps away. >> all right, peter alexander, thank you. for more on this week's events on the campaign trail and look to next week's debate, special correspondent tom brokaw is here, david gregory, moderator from "meet the press," chuck todd, so many titles, we are out of time. let's talk about the president's closing argument. a two minute ad so early in the campaign. a chance to intimidate or early voting begins. >> their strategy is early voting. we did some of our own polling the last couple weeks. among people that say they're voting before election day, president wins 2-1. that's their organizing principle. that's why they do this. it is about early voting. half the battleground states, 50% or more voters vote early, florida, colorado, nevada, north carolina. >> david, is there a risk in those that the obama campaign gets ahead of it
lady michelle obama met this morning with members of the 2012 olympic and paralympic games. the athletes presented obamas with the u.s. flag. the u.s. won 104 medals in london, 46 of them gold. the paralympics which came immediately after attracted 2.7 million spectatorsÑi a recoi bob woodward will be our guest monday on washington çójournal, the washington potion editor written a book how the president and congress fail to pass a check program. mr.woodward will answer your questions about the book monday at 8:30 eastern live on c-span. >> we can keep investing in wind and solar and clean coal and farmers and scientist with biofuels. our construction workers with build homes and factories. put them back to work. >> i'm going to take advantage our oil, coal, our gas, our renewable. north america will be energy and independent.çó >> watch and engage with c-span as the presidential campaigns moves towards the october debates. energy policy is likely one of the topics in the first 90 minute debate. foreign the focus of the final debate the 22nd. also watch the vice preside
encounter led to headlines in the british tabloids when barack and michele obama visited buckingham palace with a first time in march 2009. at a reception for heads of state attending did g20 summit the queen and circulated informally through the crowd of high-powered gas. as michele and the queen were talking, they turned toward one of her ladies in waiting to show their difference in height. the queen is about 5-foot three or five ft. four. michele, as you know, nearly 6 feet. the first lady put her arm around the queen and responded by lightly in circling machel's waste. the palace videographer told me that they were totally spontaneous gestures. the tabloid it made a fuss about what they called an unthinkable protocol violation by the american first lady. in fact, the queen was completely relaxed about what heard top advisers called for a display of affection and appreciation. elizabeth's day at the kentucky derby was arranged by one of her closest american friends, will ferris, a former ambassador to britain and a fellow in thoroughbred breeder. during her fifth private holiday on his
friend barack obama. no one could tell it as well or as eloquently as michele. as you did a monday night. but i know him. tuesday obvious, i know him from a different perspective. i want to show you the character of leader that had what it cut when the american people who literally still had on the brink of a new depression. a leader that had what it takes to lead us over the next four years to a future as great as our people. i want to take you inside the white house to see the president as i see him every day. because i don't see him in sound bites. i walk 30 paces down the hall into the oval office and i see him and watch him in action. four years ago, the middle class was already losing ground. and then, the bottom fell out. the financial crisis hit like a sledgehammer. all the people i grew up with. you remember the headlines. you saw some of them in the previews. highest job losses in 60 years. the economy on the brink. markets, it worldwide. from the very moment president obama sat behind the desk, resolute in the oval office, he knew he had not only to restore the confidence of a
. romney mentioned jobs ten times more than obama. so the distinction there. but i think it was a solid, solid speech, but those speeches beforehand from former president bill clinton and michelle, that was a tough act to follow. >> they don't have burden of being in office. joe can come out swinging, clinton can come out swinging. they do the dirty work. the president has to appear presidential and take the high road. he didn't want to get down -- he took a few good, solid body shots at mitt romney, but it wasn't the full frontal that i think you saw in other cases here. he did focus heavily on foreign policy. that was, i think, a rebuttal to romney not mentioning afghanistan, the war at all in his speech first time in 52 years, war has not been in the speech. that's why it is so heavy. again, let the analyses continue all day today. right. be sure to join our active online discussion about the democratic national convention, do so on our facebook page, wnnfans.com. >>> now to the bizarre turn of events for one airline passenger. the man was flying home to texas to celebrate his 29th b
her happy. -- michelle in there for another four years to keep her happy. it looks like obama will be reelected in we will have to work 20% on currency, and that will adjust things immediately. it will set the world on its fanny for a while. host: lower the currency 20%. what do you make of that? guest: there are two currency questions here. we a long alleged china is manipulating its currency. i think the calller might have been referring to recent actions by the fed. could that affect on u.s. currency? i would rather not touch that, because it is not something i am an expert on. there are plenty of qualified people that are more inept at speaking to that. i will speak to my first point, the point that they can have their cake and eat it, too. i think what the calller is referring to is something that president obama and mitt romney both agree on, republicans and democrats both agree on is since china has joined the wto, it has not lived up to all of the rules. that is bipartisan consensus. that is why their books on china that is why they say i will make sure they live up to
unifier at the republican convention was barack obama. i mean that is just the way it is. bill: todd, if you go back to pampa, i saw gingrich on stage, i saw santorum on stage. i saw michele bachmann and herman cain. >> yeah. this was, if anything, tampa was a celebration of republican unity but joe is right that for every convention when you have a challenger who has gone through a primary you do have to go through this process. let's not forget in 2008 at the democratic convention 40% of democrats still wanted hillary clinton to be their nominee. >> that's right. >> that was significant division. and obviously it didn't really hurt barack obama all that much. bill: to both of you in the 30 seconds left, todd, does this make a difference and how much of a difference united versus divided or division or unity however you want to define it, how does that play out in '64 days? >> it would make a significant difference if it were true but it is not true. the fact is republicans are overwhelmingly united behind mitt romney. democrats are overwhelmingly united behind barack obama. bill: j
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